On Saturday, we got together with Ella's family.It was a combination Phil's birthday/Fourth Of July celebration. The first picture is us eating dinner. We were lucky enough to have a waiter who took a two year photography course. Then we came back here and Ella helped Phil open his birthday gift and we ate the yummy cake Sabrina had baked for Phil with his initial on it! Probably the best cake I've ever tasted. After that, we set off sparklers and colored smoke bombs. Remember the old song "Smoke Gets in your Eyes"? Well, smoke got in our eyes, hair , nose, and clothes!! It seemed like wherever we stood, the wind changed in that direction. But It was great fun! I loved the different colors just as much as Ella did! Gradually, though, the wind swept away the pretty colors till they were just a mist. Here's what God has to say about mist being swept away.
"I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have reedemed you." Isaiah 44:22